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Tennessee Knuckleheads

Posted on: November 12, 2009 11:30 am
Edited on: November 13, 2009 7:43 am

If  Nu’Keese Richardson was looking to transfer out of Tennessee, he got his wish.

Division I-AA is going to look like heaven compared to prison.

By now you know that Richardson and two other Tennessee players were charged attempted armed robbery early Thursday morning. You also know that one of the alleged victims thinks it's no big deal. Hey, that's football in Tennessee.

It’s obvious that smarts were not a big part of Lane Kiffin’s first recruiting class. The three players had everything ahead of them and threw it all away. One of those charged, Mike Edwards, was coached by Ted Ginn Sr. in Cleveland. Ginn’s life has been dedicated to preparing inner city youth for a better life. This has to be a huge disappointment.

But Richardson is the name that will make headlines. He started the whole thing. Well, Kiffin started the whole thing accusing Urban Meyer of “cheating” to get Richardson out of Pahokee, Fla. Meyer didn’t cheat and, thankfully now, didn’t get Richardson.

A Tennessee football source told me earlier in the season that Richardson wasn’t getting on the field because he couldn’t be trusted yet. That was in reference to his football skills. There were rumblings that Richardson wanted to transfer.

It’s not going to be the type of transfer he thought. I can’t see any way these three don’t spend some time in prison. Kiffin surely has to kick them off the team soon, if not today.

In the short term, Tennessee will take a beating on the recruiting trail. There’s a chance that Kiffin’s first class has been gutted. We’ll see. As a whole, the Volunteers have overachieved this season. Now they’ve been betrayed by some knuckleheads.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Tennessee

Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2009 8:46 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads

ROFL....this just in.....the Eye Gouging Gators are calling other teams THUGS. Hahahaaa! Throw rocks at glass houses much?

Since: Nov 5, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2009 8:38 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads

According to local radio in knoxville.. Janzen is cleared and all testimony stated all he did was run in and yell "we gotta go" when he realized what was going on..  But the other two, according to reports, are gonna do time.. 

Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2009 8:26 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads

Why don't we wait and see if these kids are guilty of these crimes? I'm not saying Kiffin shouldn't get rid of them, if only for PR reasons and to show people he'll "do the right thing." But let's not be so quick to denigrate these three. There's always more to a story than first comes out. Not saying they're not guilty, just saying we don't know. A charge is not a conviction. 

Since: Nov 5, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2009 8:08 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads

P8R G8R.. Just so you know I watched one of Lil Wayne's webshows and he made the comment "Yo kiffen calm down you know I just helped your recruiting with what I said".. It's on youtube go look it up..  This comment shows that Kiffen had nothing to do with this song.  Lil Wayne is responsible for his music not Lane Kiffen..  That being said he did come from pete carroll's crew which has a strong bond with Snoop Dogg and we all know his lyrics and criminal background.  I am sure he may have asked for help with recruiting from a big name like Lil Wayne but the way Lil Wayne sounded Kiffen wasn't happy with how his name came up with weed..  So please get your 100% facts before saying anything..  That being said.. Dodd is smart because he knows putting his critical articles will cause controversy because they are so dumb.. The guy has hardly ever written an article that wasn't bias, just so he can cause controversy and get his blog hits for CBS.. But I don't see anyone who would hold a gun to an innocent person (pellet gun or not) should be put away..  I mean, put yourself in that innocent person's shoes, gotta be the scariest feeling ever and it takes a bad person to do that to someone.

Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2009 7:53 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads

If three Gators were arrested for armed robbery I have full confidence Meyer would suspend them for the first half of the Vanderbilt or Charleston Southern game!

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2009 7:47 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads

36-21 or 18  It dont matter wether its UT FLA GA or McNeese St...Coaches and Universities are all subject to having "knuckleheads" as this shows.... Gator fans cant say anything about UT or vice versa. Kids do stupid stuff and its going to continue to happen but it really doesnt mean Tennessee or Florida are bad schools it means there are individuals that are stupid regardless wether they in Gainesville or Knoxville.  Meyer or Kiffin cant be judged on what other individuals decide to do off the field it has nothing to do with them... Regardless of what they tell them to do or say to try to stay clean.  So this is not a competition of who has more or which Coach is more moral....these types of behaviors happen everywhere nowadays.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2009 7:09 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads


More in reference to your constant pummeling of Florida on issues such as Tebow's playing time, Meyer's character, etc...

Yet a "Knuckleheads" headline....

Isn't armed robbery more important to you than all the "vile" gator infractions?

FYI UT has had more arrests during Meyers tenure....

Go check Georgia's record....

About 36 arrests in the same span compared to 21 from Florida....

Bottomline?  You are not objective


Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2009 6:37 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads

Im shocked ! What are the odds that a guy named Nu’Keese  would end up being a punk criminal?

What's next?  a suicide bomber named Abdula? 

Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2009 6:28 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads

Good one.

Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2009 6:26 pm

Tennessee Knuckleheads

As you can see, I'm a Gator. But, I'm a Gator with nothing but respect for the Tennessee program. One of the best sports experiences of my life was taking my son to a night game, UF vs UT, at Neyland. We will always remember it.

That being said, how many of the Vol faithful realize the image that your coach is courting. He hasn't just acknowledged, but embraced, the "street cred" that being mentioned in a L'il Wayne song gives him, and the Tennessee program. Never mind that the one line Kiffen's name appears in is " Smoke weed, talk s*** like Lane Kiffen"; listen to, or read, the lyrics to the song. Is that the image with which you want your program associated? Is a man convicted of drug and weapons violation (L'il Wayne), the type of spokesman you want for your program?

Go ahead and absolve Kiffen of responsibility all you want, but his judgement with respect to the Thug Life image he has been promoting is just plain stupid. "Talking s***" is nothing of which to be proud; it means speaking lies, or spouting nonsense. Three families turned over their sons to Lane Kiffen and the Tennessee program; both failed these young men.

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